It’s isn't easy to believe, but your body holds about 60,000 miles of blood vessels. Along with your heart and other muscles, they comprise your circulatory system. This connection of roadways carries blood to every part of your body. But when you begin to have poor blood circulation, it slows or blocks the blood flow. That means the cells in your body can’t receive all the oxygen and nutrients that are needed.
Symptoms of Poor Blood Circulation
If you are affected with poor circulation, one of the first things you may notice is a coldness in the legs and feet. As unpleasant as cold extremities are, poor circulation of the blood may be a symptom of a more severe underlying health condition.
Other symptoms of poor blood circulation include:
• Swollen veins and arteries.
• Heaviness in legs and feet
• Discoloration of the skin.
• Swollen legs and feet.
• Split, weeping skin.
• Pain in the pelvic area.
• Restless legs and feet.
• Numbness and tingling.
• Pain in the leg.
• Lack of hair growth on legs and feet.
• Slow growth of toenails.
While some factors such as age and weather conditions can affect your blood circulation, it is recommended that you speak to a vascular physician if you begin to experience any of these symptoms, as late treatment of circulatory issues can potentially cause life-threatening diseases.
Some of the things you should consume to prevent poor blood circulation include.
Garlic has a beneficial effect on circulation and heart health. Research has shown that garlic specifically, its sulfur compounds, which encompass allicin can help increase tissue blood flow and lessen blood pressure by relaxing your blood vessels.
2. Fatty fish
Fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These fats are helpful in blood circulation because they enhance the release of nitric oxide, which dilates your blood vessels and increases blood flow.
Increased blood flow is one of the benefits you gain from turmeric intake. Both Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine have utilized turmeric since ancient times to open blood vessels and enhance the circulation of blood.
4. Leafy Greens
Leafy greens vegetables such as spinach and collard greens are rich in nitrates, which your body converts into nitric oxide, a potent vasodilator. Eating foods rich in nitrate may help enhance circulation by dilating blood vessels, making your blood circulate more easily.
Berries are healthy as they contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which may have a good impact on blood flow.
Chronic inflammation can damage blood vessels and increase your blood pressure, which can cause circulatory issues.
Ensure you consume these 5 things regularly.
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